Monday, July 8, 2013

Pork Chops with Golden Applesauce

This is my all time favorite pork and apple recipe.  It is also a repeat here on the blog because I absolutely LOVE it!
I almost always use dehydrated/freeze dried apples for this to cut down on prep time, but fresh is always fantastic as well.

Pork Chops with Golden Applesauce
Recipe from Rachel Ray

4 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped
2 tsp. lemon juice
handful raisins
ginger to taste
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 c. apple juice or cider
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. oil
4 pork chops
2 Tbs. butter

Add apples, lemon juice, raisins, ginger, brown sugar, apple juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in a pot over medium heat.
Cook until a chunky sauce forms, 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once apples are soft and sauce forms, remove from heat.

Meanwhile, add oil to a skillet over medium-high.
Add chops and season with salt and pepper.
Brown and carmelize chops 2 minutes on each side.
Reduce to medium heat, and cook 5-6 minutes, until juices run clear.
Remove chops from the pan and put on serving platter.

De-glaze the pan with a splash of apple juice (from the applesauce, or just plain juice) and add the butter.
Pour pan sauce over chops.
Top chops with generous portions of warm apple sauce.

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